Corfu - Achilleion Palace & Old Town / approx 4hrsDrive through the verdant Corfiot countryside teeming with orange, lemon, cypresses and olive groves to the traditional village of Gastouri.
Visit the Achilleion Palace, constructed under the rule of the Empress Elizabeth of Austria, best known as Princess Sissi. Once inside the palace, you have the opportunity to visit the vast, impressive rooms and the striking gardens, boasting exotic trees and flowers and commanding a breathtaking view of the Ionian Sea.Admire the Terrace of the Muses, adorned with statues of the nine muses and the imposing figures of “Achilles Victorious” and “Achilles Dying”.
Return to Corfu town and leave your coach at Esplanade square, considered to be Greece’s largest and most beautiful square. Take a walk through the narrow streets of the old district of Corfu, along the narrow cobblestone streets known as the Kantounia.
Take a step back in time and stroll through the arcades of the Liston Piazza, once the palace stables and catch a glimpse of the 300-year old church of St.Spyridon, boasting a priceless collection of icons and gifts offered to the patron saint of the island.
Free time to browse through the shops, before returning to the port to meet the vessel.